From Babatunde Azeez, Abuja
Dumbulum community in Tsanyawa Local Government of Kano State has benefited from the Federal Government’s Erosion and Flood Control intervention project.
The minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, represented by President Muhammadu Buhari during the commissioning and hand-over of the Intervention Project in Kano state said successful completion of the Project not only assures safety and well-being of citizens of surrounding communities but will also improve their standard of living.
The minister, who recalled that the Dumbulum bridge was completed during previous administration reminded the community that the current, “administration quickly implemented phase 2 of the Project titled Dunmbulum/ Tsanyawa intervention”.
According to him, this underscores the President’s determination to adapt and implement policies, agreements and contracts entered into by past administration at national, local and International levels as long as they are deemed to be useful in laying foundation for prosperity.
Dr. Ehanire emphasized that the project will mitigate dangers, losses and damage associated with soil erosion and seasonal flooding of unpredictable intensity, which have plagued the community for decades.
He further explained that, the project was executed by the FG for the benefit of the people of the community and its environs, through the Ecological Fund Office (EFO) domiciled in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
The Minister of State reiterated commitment of the President saying no part of the country will suffer neglect as a result of its geographical location, political inclination or for any reason whatsoever.
Continuing, he described the commissioning and Hand-over as an assurance from the President in keeping faith with his pledge.
He stated that the Project would provide opportunities for Socio-Economic growth of members of the community.
Earlier, in her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary of the EFO, who was represented by Mr. Sande Gandy Chega (Director Pollution Control), said the project was initiated as part of the Presidential Intervention Programmes for the ecological impacted communities in Nigeria.
She said the goal is to restore the environment and socio-economic activities in the affected communities, through soil erosion and flood control.